Louis Vuitton presented the show at Jamsugyo Bridge in Seoul.
This season, Nicolas Ghesquiere takes on the House’s spirit of travel with a trip to Seoul, South Korea. This is the first time the French Maison has presented in South Korea. “We’re showing on one of the city’s major arteries, the Jamsugyo bridge, a double-level bridge that connects Seoul’s North and South banks,” said Ghesquiere in press notes. “It’s an inspiring place to stage a show; it’s a genuine catwalk”, he continued. In addition, Ghesquiere also invited director of Squid Game, Hwang Dong-Hyuk, to collaborate for the show. “I wanted the runway to appear as if it were completely submerged in water. To achieve this effect, we projected a video of blue water shadows onto the bridge and surrounding area,” said Hwang.
For Pre-Fall 2023, the collection revisits the Maison’s archetypes and leather goods clothes with a twist. These presented itself as intersecting passages of different fabrics, intricate embroidery and prints. The silhouette was streamlined, practical and effortless, imbued with recognisable imprints of Louis Vuitton’s unique DNA.
Embracing the spirit of travel
The first look (seen on House ambassador, Hoyeon Jung) exemplified Ghesquiere’s understanding of “the functionality of travel”, combining sporty elements—a favourite of Ghesquiere’s—with elegant classic silhouettes. Together, these juxtaposing elements offered contemporary looks whilst highlighting the House’s exceptional savoir-faire. What followed was a succession of sophisticated and dynamic looks including tailored pantsuits, oversized jackets, midi skirts and flowing maxi dresses. Finally, other notable elements include recognisable bag clasps fashioned as belts that accentuated the silhouette and different renditions of the Archlight shoe.
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